Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Studded Nail Head Dresser

I try not to surf the internet for ideas too often. I want my furniture to be as original and unique as possible. Although, I do realized that is very hard to accomplish. Even when I've thought, in the past, that I've created an idea for something, I always find where someone else beat me to it. However, when I do replicate the work of someone else, I always try to put my own spin on it.

My ''own spin'' on this piece was combining two inspirations onto one piece.

Inspiration #1 was a nail head dresser that I've had pinned on Pinterest for over a year now- I think the original source is Montgomery Ward. I've just been waiting on the perfect piece for it.

When I picked up this dresser, I decided it was flat enough and that I had waited long enough- I was going to make this piece a nail head dresser come hell or high water! Then...
I saw my inspiration #2
This super awesome dresser by Redoux

I loved them both so much and decided that instead of choosing between one or the other, I wanted to combine the two.

So, 642 nail heads later...

I wish so very badly that I'd taken better pictures of this piece. However, due not having enough nail heads or hardware and being so far from the closest Hobby Lobby, I actually ended up finishing it in the back hall of University Pickers before moving it into my booth. Hobby Lobby is on my way to University Pickers so, instead of making 2 trips, I just grabbed what I needed to finish on my way. 

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  1. Beautiful! Yes, to the tutorial, please.

  2. I have not seen a piece with nail heads quite like that. I love it!

  3. Very unique idea, looks like a lot of work though, tutorial would be great :)

  4. I would also love to see a tutorial! Great job.

  5. That is just fabulous!!!
    I'd also love to see a tutorial - have tried to use nail head too many times
    to mention - can't even get ONE of them in properly lol
    Hope you had a heart filled Valentine's day

  6. Turned out very nicely! I would love to try this :)

  7. Very fresh and unique piece-great work!

    Donna Allgaier-Lamberti / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
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  8. Beautiful!
    Featuring this tonight!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. great makeover, looks like a LOT of work.... are you glad you got that out of your system?
    I bet it goes fast!

  10. Thanks for the shout out! Thank you for linking up too. I am sharing at my linky party today!

  11. You have done a beautiful job and your finished dresser really looks like your inspration pin. Lovely!

  12. So cute! Little Bit from